Parents' Guide to

Toca House

By Liz Panarelli, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Mini-games bring funky fun to household chores.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Toca House is a quirky and imaginative tool to help kids develop positive and playful associations with chores and housekeeping. The lack of direction or narrative may leave some kids feeling disengaged or confused, and the designers provide parents with suggestions to help them make connections between the game and the real world.

The repetition of skills such as sorting in different puzzles helps develop and reinforce learning, though sweeping on every floor can get tiresome. Some floors also present the same games in quick succession, so parents should be sure to show kids how to swipe to different levels of the house. The subtle visual cues are realistic and fun -- for example, the expectant recipient of a gift tracks the gift with their eyes as you move it around the screen. Overall, Toca House is creative and interesting, but not quite as engaging as Toca's typical toys.

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